在Westtown, we are uncommonly invested in helping our students discover their gifts, talents, passions, 还有目的感.pp电子深信，在pp电子每个人的内心都有一束特殊的光, 一个独特的智慧, 以及不断发展的使命感. Together, we work to help students discover these in a supportive and collaborative environment.
学校的负责人 Chris Benbow ’90 rejoined the Westtown community in 2014 as 上学校 Principal. 在他担任高中校长期间, Chris deftly and subtly led a number of initiatives to improve program and student experience. Chris在Westtown的其他角色包括学生主任(2004-08), 高中英语系主任(2002-04年), Associate 学校的负责人 (2019-21) and Interim 学校的负责人 (2021). He also taught English in our 上学校 from 1998 until his 2008 appointment as Assistant 学校的负责人/Head of 上学校 at The Williams School in Connecticut, 直到他重新回到韦斯顿当校长. In 2019, 克里斯成为了学校的副校长, 在这个职位上，他直接支持高级行政部门, 他们的部门, 和他们的优先考虑结合在一起, 参与监督, and the grace and space necessary to perform their work well and grow as professionals.
在他的整个职业生涯, much of his professional development has been centered on leadership, and he participated in both the NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads and Friends Council on Education’s Institute for Engaging 领导 in Friends Schools. 另外, Chris’s personal and professional commitment to creating a community of belonging is also evident in his professional development training which since 2015 has largely centered around diversity and equity, 社会正义, 发展文化能力, 和反种族主义研讨会.
当前校长离职的消息宣布时, Chris was invited by the 董事会 to serve as Interim 学校的负责人 for the first half of the 2021-22 academic year. 1月1日, 2022, 遵循国际搜索流程, 克里斯被正式任命为校长. He brings wide-ranging experience in education which serves him well as Head: having obtained his M.Ed. 来自Temple和B.A. 从斯基德莫尔, 他在教堂基督教学院教三到八年级, 曾担任内城棒球学院的教育主任, 在费城学区教英语.
较低的学校校长 Karyn佩顿 2016年来到韦斯特敦，最初教一年级, 她被提升为大师, broadening the social studies curriculum to include more diverse voices. Most recently she has served as the 较低的学校 Learning Specialist, notably managing the design and implementation of the new 较低的学校 learning support system. Karyn earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University and a master’s degree in education and human development from The George Washington University, 都获得了最高荣誉, and holds a certification in early childhood education from Widener University. Karyn has completed the Friends Council on Education’s Institute for Engaging 领导 in Friends Schools. Her time before and outside Westtown has included teaching language arts at Delaware Valley Friends School; training teacher interns in the Delaware Valley Friends School Adolescent Literacy Program; teaching first and second grade at the The School in Rose Valley during which she collaborated to create curricula; and, 在朋友选择学校教书，她是这所学校的毕业生. 终身教友会会员，切斯特月会会员, Karyn还协调Pendle Hill的教育项目. 在她对哲学的个人陈述中, Karyn说贵格会的实践是关键的影响和启发, 包括在光明中持有问题或观点, 在与他人合作的过程中，在自己安静的时间里，她的眼光敏锐, 带着意图去领导. She identifies listening and seeking as particularly important practices, 称其为“成功教学和领导的基石”.”
中学校长 将首都 在西镇扮演过很多角色, among them Chair of the Arts Department and was Clerk of the 上学校 Faculty. 致力于贵格会教育的核心原则, 威尔积极参与教育之友理事会, as co-clerk of FCE’s Performing Arts Program Steering Committee and a participant in the 2019-2021 cohort of the Institute for Engaging Leaders in Friends Schools. 在来西镇之前, Will taught at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Bronx 社区 College of CUNY. 伍斯特学院, 威尔是戏剧艺术总监, 教和导演, 当过宿舍管理员, 学术顾问, and advisor to the Gay-Straight Alliance; and at Bakerloo Theater Project, 他是制作艺术总监. 自2015年以来, Will has also directed theater productions and taught a variety of theater classes to middle and high school-aged students at McCarter Theater Center. Will得了一个B.A. from Drew University and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from The City University of New York, 布鲁克林学院. 威尔在有远见的变革管理方面的记录是杰出的吗, 他带来了一个同僚, supportive style in implementing bold strategic initiatives to this new role at Westtown.
在来西城之前，是高中校长 吠陀经罗宾逊 she served as Director of 大学咨询 at Edmund Burke School in Washington, DC., where she also serves on the school’s Strategic Plan Equity and Inclusion Task Force, AIMS认证小组, 掌握文字记录, 及教务委员会. She brings deep experience and fondness for residential life through her work at Phillips Exeter Academy as Dean of Multicultural Affairs and Phillips Academy (Andover) as Associate Director of 大学咨询. She holds a bachelor’s degree in religion from Colby College and a M.S.Ed. 宾夕法尼亚大学的. 吠陀不仅带来了多年的目的, 独立学校的有效领导, but also resonance with Quakerism and a spirit-led passion for equity, 社会正义, 和变革教育.